Betty Fox

1903 -1996

Betty Fox, the international bridge player married to G C H Fox, the former bridge correspondent to the Daily Telegraph, has died aged 93 after a short illness.

She represented Britain in European Women's Championships in 1965 and 1966 as Betty Harris. Last August, aged 92, she won the Mid-week Pairs Championship at the Brighton Congress, partnering her husband, 'Foxy'. Their combined age of 173 set a record unlikely to be beaten!

Fox was educated at Roedean School and then went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She met her first husband, Trevor Harris, at the bridge table. Later she became a bridge teacher and ran the Mayfair Bridge Studio in London with G C H Fox. As bridge partners they won several major titles, including the British mixed pairs championship for the Portland Cup and the National Rubber Bridge Championship. They married in 1968.

by Patrick Jourdain

Major International Appearances

Women's European Championships: 1965 1966* and 1967

* = 1st place

Lady Milne selection: 1964

Easter Congress Guardian Trophy winner: 1966

Tollemache Cup winner: 1966